In 1999 Sheila White challenged her employer, Burlington Northern & Santa Fe (BNSF), a giant in the railway transportation industry, by filing charges of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace against BNSF in the Western Tennessee. District Court (White v. Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway). The U.S. Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision in favor of Sheila White in the case Burlington Northern & Santa Fe v. White on June 22, 2006.The landmark decision has had a far-reaching impact on labor laws.
Read the Supreme Court opinion: Burlington Northern & Santa Fe v. White
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